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On Liberty & Justice (for All): "If you look at these amazing photographs and you read the narratives you just opened the world for yourself."

-- Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC NEWS

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30th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS                             


Alaska Quarterly Review April 18, 2012


April 18, 2012 at 7PM, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

Featured in the Program:

Ronald Spatz, Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief, winner of two Alaska Governor's Awards: Arts and Humanities

Benjamin J. Spatz, Contributing Editor and Truman National Security Fellow

Barbara Davidson, Los Angeles Times photojournalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner

David Hartman, journalist, former host of "Good Morning America"and winner of two National News and Documentary Emmy Awards

Corliss Kimmel (percussion) and Sharman Piper (Oboe), Anchorage Symphony musicians, perform their interpretation of "Liberty and Justice (For All)," a special arrangement of "Gabriel's Oboe" by Italian composer Ennio Morricone. They are joined by Jon Genziano (cello) and Matt O'Connor (bass).


VII GALLERY (May 10, 2012 to June 8, 2012)  
New York City

28 Jay Street, Dumbo -- Brooklyn --2 blocks west of York Street station (F train)
Opening with panel discussion: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7pm

VII is proud to host Alaska Quarterly Review’s Liberty and Justice (for All) proactive tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros. The collective exhibition features the images and text of 68 photographers in an exploration of the universal concepts of liberty and justice.

The month-long exhibition will open with a panel discussion on May 10, 2012. David Hartman, the founding host of Good Morning America, will moderate and the panel will feature senior Getty photographer John Moore, The New Yorker’s Philip Gourevitch, ABC Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz and Alaska Quarterly Review’s Contriibuting Editor Benjamin J. Spatz.

A reception with contributors to the tribute section will follow the event and books will be available for signature


David Hartman
David Hartman is an American journalist, writer and producer. He was the founding host of “Good Morning America” from its debut in 1975 to 1986. With him as the host, it became the top-rated early morning news program. He has also hosted, written and produced a wide range of documentaries for network, cable, and public television. His work has been recognized with two National News and Documentary Emmy Awards and the Aviation and Space Writers Journalism Award.

Benjamin J. Spatz
Benjamin J. Spatz is Guest Editor of the Alaska Quarterly Review and a Truman National Security Fellow. His prior experience includes serving as Special Advisor to the Government of Liberia, working in Darfur, Sudan with the relief and development organization CHF International, consulting with the global political risk advisory firm Eurasia Group, and working with the United Nations Mission in Liberia. His photographs have been recognized by Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association.

John Moore
John Moore is an American senior photographer for Getty Images based in New York City. He has photographed more than 70 countries in his 20-year career. He has spent much of the last decade covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and more recently the uprisings in Libya, Egypt, and Bahrain, and famine in Somalia. His work has been recognized by a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for coverage of the Iraq war, the Overseas Press Club’s Robert Capa Gold Medal, World Press Photo, the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism Awards, and Pictures of the Year International.

Philip Gourevitch
Philip Gourevitch is a long-time staff writer for The New Yorker, and the author of three books: The Ballad Of Abu Ghraib [Standard Operating Procedure] (2008), A Cold Case (2001), and We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda (1998), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the George K. Polk Book Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award and, in England, the Guardian First Book Award. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and his reportage, essays, criticism, and short fiction have appeared in numerous publications at home and abroad. From 2005-2010, Gourevitch was the Editor of The Paris Review, and he won the quarterly’s first ever National Magazine Award – for photojournalism. Since 2009 he has served on the board of the Magnum Emergency Fund. In 2010 he was named a Chevallier de l’Ordre des Arts et Des Lettres in France. In 2011, “We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families” was included in the Guardian’s list of the hundred greatest non-fiction books from the past two thousand five hundred years.

Martha Raddatz
Martha Raddatz was named Senior Foreign Affairs correspondent for ABC News in November 2008, after serving as White House correspondent during the last term of President George W. Bush’s administration. Her coverage at the State Department after the attacks of September 11 was recognized, along with that of other ABC News recipients, with a Peabody Award as well as an Emmy Award.  Raddatz is the author of The New York Times bestseller, The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family, a book about the war in Sadr City, Iraq. The Washington Post described the book as "a masterpiece of literary non-fiction that rivals any war-related classic that has preceded it." Raddatz is also a frequent guest on PBS's "Washington Week" and "Charlie Rose." She was selected as the moderator of the U. S. Vice Presidential debate on October 11, 2012.


Photo Week 2012 – Alaska Quarterly Review's Liberty and Justice: A tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros
Frontline Club, London, UK

13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ


Friday 25th May, 2012 - 7:00pm

Sunday 27th May, 2012 - 11:00am 

Watch the discussion


On 20 April, 2011 photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were tragically killed while covering the civil war in LibyaIn the aftermath of this tragedy, Benjamin J. Spatz and the American literary magazine Alaska Quarterly Review brought together 68 of the world’s leading photographers to proactively honor Tim and Chris. The result, Liberty and Justice (for All): A Global Photo Mosaic, is an exploration of the many facets of liberty and justice through images and personal narrative.


Join Spatz and Giles Duley in the final event in Photo Week 2012 for a presentation of the proactive tribute and to discuss the challenges to interpret and depict these universal themes in a dangerous and changing world.


Chaired by filmmaker and journalist James Brabazon.


Giles Duley worked for 10 years as a fashion and music photographer before becoming accomplished humanitarian photographer. His work has been exhibited and published worldwide in many respected publications including Vogue, GQ, Rolling Stone, The Sunday Times and The Observer. In February 2011 Duley was severely injured while working in Afghanistan.


Benjamin J. Spatz is Guest Editor of the Alaska Quarterly Review and is a Truman National Security Fellow. He recently served as Special Advisor to the Government of Liberia and has worked with a relief and development NGO in Darfur, the global political risk advisory firm Eurasia Group, and the United Nations Mission in Liberia. Spatz‘s photography has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association.


FOVEA hosts LIBERTY & JUSTICE (FOR ALL): A Global Photo Mosaic

June 9th through August 5th 2012

143 Main Street in the town of Beacon, New York


2012 marks the fifth anniversary of Fovea, and is pleased to present its 26th exhibition of photojournalism: Alaska Quarterly Review’s “Liberty and Justice (for All), A Global Mosaic”

This powerful collection of images is presented as pages from a photo essay published by the literary magazine Alaska Quarterly Review. It chronicles personal and political conflicts around our country and the world. featuring the images and personal essays of 68 photographers from 22 countries. It is an exploration of the universal concepts of liberty and justice, organized as a tribute to photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros.

Opening Panel Discussion, Saturday, July 14th: at 6pm

The talk will center on the power of collective vision, focusing on the themes of liberty and justice explored in the exhibit currently on view at Fovea and organized as a photographic tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros. Participating are:

David Burnett, photojournalist and co-founder of Contact Press Images Photo Agency, and member of the Facing Change collective.

Alan Chin, photojournalist and member of Facing Change collective.

Patrick Witty, TIME Magazine’s International Photo Editor.

Benjamin J Spatz: Alaska Quarterly Review’s Contributing Editor of LIBERTY & JUSTICE (FOR ALL).



International Gallery of Contemporary Art (September 2012), Alaska Pacific University Art Galleries (October 2012), Anchorge Public Library: Z. J. Loussac Central Branch (November 2012)
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